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Woman faces DWI charge after wrong-way crash into patrol car

July 8, 2019

LYNNVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana woman is facing a drunken driving charge after she allegedly drove the wrong way on a highway and crashed into a trooper’s patrol car.

Fifty-two-year-old Angela Ayer of Dale was arrested late Saturday on a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated.

State police say Ayer’s blood-alcohol level was .23%, or nearly three times Indiana’s legal limit of 08%, after she struck the trooper’s patrol car while driving west along eastbound Interstate 64.

The trooper wasn’t injured. The collision occurred after he drove his marked patrol car onto the eastbound lanes to warn motorists about the wrong-way driver and to try to stop Ayer.

Ayer was released from the Warrick County Jail after posting bond. It’s unclear if she has an attorney who could speak on her behalf.

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